Distance Learning

Our teachers virtually come to your home, office or wherever you use your computer, in Japan as well as abroad. This service is intended for students of Japanese, who have taken classes at Asahi Nihongo and want to continue after returning home, as well as for people who cannot or do not want to leave their home or office. Also, people who study Japanese abroad and need help with homework or exam preparation can benefit from this program. We use the software Skype for our lessons, which allows free online video calls.

Why you should do Distance Learning

Japanese_Short_Term_Course_in_10_Oct_00_ReasonsAs these are private lessons, you are free to choose the lesson contents on your own. If you do not use the same textbook as Asahi Nihongo, we will work with your book. In any other case, we will send you learning materials as PDF documents. We will fix the lesson schedule together with you to find the best solution in regards to time difference, lesson frequency, etc.

Distance Learning Information

Japanese_Short_Term_Course_in_10_Oct_01 Basic Course InformationStart: Anytime
Period: Up to the student
Level: All Japanese levels
Lessons: 10 Skype lessons (usually 1 or 2 lessons a week)
Course Fee: 30 000 Yen
Skype account: skype_lesson_asahi

Distance Learning Materials

Japanese_Short_Term_Course_in_10_Oct_04 Study MaterialsWe mainly use the “Minna no Nihongo” series of Japanese textbooks for our lessons because new grammar is introduced in an easy-to-understand way and the books offer many different exercises for practice. If you would like to use your own books during lessons, please talk to your teacher.
Beginner to Upper Elementary (Level 1 – 4)Minna no Nihongo Shokyu I / II
Lower and Upper Intermediate (Level 5 and 6) – Minna no Nihongo Chukyu
Upper Intermediate (Level 6)Chukyu Kara Manabu

Sophisticated Teaching Method

Japanese_Short_Term_Course_in_10_Oct_05 Sophisticated Teaching Method We teach by using the “communicative approach,” and 90% of the lesson is taught in Japanese. The focus lies on communication skills, learning to speak and understand Japanese. You learn a language by communicating in an enjoyable and engaging way. We believe the student’s share of a student-teacher dialogue should be around 70%. Students improve their speaking skills by practicing as often as possible.

How to start Distance Learning

Japanese_Short_Term_Course_in_10_Oct_06 Weekly Schedule1. Request a Free Nonbinding Estimate for your lessons.
2. After signing the estimate, we will discuss lesson contents, study goals, etc.
3. After that, we will send you a timetable with dates, times and teachers.
4. About 20 minutes before the lesson, we send you the learning material via e-mail.
5. Log on to Skype a couple of minutes before the start of the lesson.
Asahi Nihongo’s Skype account is: skype_lesson_asahi
The teacher will contact you when the lesson begins.

* Should you be unfamiliar with Skype, we will gladly help you with the setup.
To see how we do online lessons at Asahi Nihongo, watch our video about Distance Learning.